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Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)

We are back from our vacation – and we are back with a BANG!

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972) - poster

I’m going to be honest. Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny is awful. Not even like – “cute” awful. Just really horrible, with some of the most unwittingly depressing creature costumes, horrible sound quality (although it must be said: still better dubbed than Shark Attack 3: Megalodon), and incomprehensibly tangled, super-sadkins “plot” contrivances. You think you’ve seen a tepid Christmas film or two? Ice Cream Bunny makes Jingle All The Way 2 look like Casablanca, and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians seem like a rather tasteful, interesting bit of celluloid.

Watching this film will make whatever horrible thing you’re going through this holiday bearable – if only by wretched perspective. Extended family not on speaking terms? Got a brother strung out on heroin? Just got dumped by your girlfriend? Watch this film and soon you’ll have perspective. Life could be worse! You could be watching Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny. The Rifftrax treatment – which we’ll be watching tonight – takes the film to new levels but even given that: it’s not for the squeamish.

OK, I’ve given you enough warnings. It’s time to take the plunge! First, go to the Rifftrax site and create an account (if you don’t have one already, weirdo!), buy the film, then download (or get ready for streaming). You can follow along at, or “Like”/comment/enable Notifications on this Facebook thread.

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972) - still

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